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As Records Go...

I have to admit it, I have a degree of admiration for Alan Shearer. The guy is quiet, dedicated, works hard, and is bloody lethal on the football pitch. I read this morning that he is just shy of a massive 200 goals for Newcastle - his boyhood team. So it got me thinking - just what are the stats right now in the premiership. Lets begin with Shearer, the guy has averaged a massive 1.5ish goals a game for his club. Thats serious Romario territory imho.

SHEARER
League: 263 (7) games 138 goals
FA Cup: 33 games 20 goals
League Cup: 13 (1) games 6 goals
Europe: 45 games 28 goals
TOTAL: 354 (8) games 192 goals


I couldn't find the proper stats for the Premiership, but the Wikipedia has this - as you can see, its about 13 goals shy for Shearer, so its about that out for the rest. Notice who's leading the pack though!
Rank Player Goals
1 Alan Shearer 250
2 Andy Cole 172
3 Robbie Fowler 155
4 Les Ferdinand 150
5 Teddy Sheringham 139
6 Thierry Henry 134
7 Dwight Yorke 121
8 Michael Owen 118
9 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 114
10 Ian Wright 113


Here's something regarding Thierry Henry vs Ian Wright's record for Arsenal. I tlooks remarkably like Wrighty has a slightly better ratio overall, but all Henry needs is a Sehwag like flurry of goals in a match and its done.

HENRY
League: 189 (16) games 137 goals
FA Cup: 15 (6) games 6 goals
League Cup: 2 (0) games 1 goal
Europe: 66 (4) games 37 goals
TOTAL: 272 (26) games 181 goals

WRIGHT
League: 212 games (9) 128 goals
FA Cup: 16 games (0) 12 goals
League Cup: 29 (0) games 29 goals
Other: 22 games (0) 16 goals
TOTAL: 279 (9) games 185 goals


And with regards to English Goalscorers for England - Just check out Jimmy Greaves! Bloomin Heck. I've added the Ratios, since they are useful in comparing efficiency. Linekar wasn't so bad was he?

Place Player Goals per Game
Games Goals
1 Bobby Charlton 0.46
106 49
2 Gary Lineker 0.6 80 48
3 Jimmy Greaves 0.77 57 44
4 Michael Owen 0.45 70 32
5 Tom Finney 0.42 76 30
= Nat Lofthouse 0.90 33 30
= Alan Shearer 0.47 63 30
7 Viv Woodward 1.26 23 29
8 Steve Bloomer 1.27 23 28
9 David Platt 0.43 62 27
10 Bryan Robson 0.28 90 26
12 Geoff Hurst 0.48 49 24
13 Stan Mortensen 0.92 25 23
14 Tommy Lawton 0.95 23 22
15 Mick Channon 0.45 46 21
= Kevin Keegan 0.33 63 21



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Comments:

  1. Blogger Lord Bargain says @ 10:10 pm
    I'll always remember my sister standing in the club shop at Bolton Wanderers a few years ago and yelling across:

    "Who the f*ck's this Nat Lofthouse?"
  2. Blogger Damo says @ 12:37 am
    Shearer's a moaning little sod though, isn't he?

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